Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) is
a shrub that grows 10 to 15' high with a comparable spread. It usually grows in colonies,
as it suckers and develops in all directions from the mother plant, and prefers full sun
but will tolerate partial shade. Smooth sumac tolertes drought and its low water needs
make it a good xeriscape plant.
The foliage is medium to dark green in
...changing to excellent yellow to orange-red-purple
combinations in fall.
Fruit consists of a scarlet, hairy drupe
which persists late into winter.